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Epsom afternoon racing tips: Best bets for Tuesday, April 23

Epsom's season opener sees plenty of high calibre horses coming into town and the Planet Sport tipsters have been feasting their eyes upon six enthralling contests.

We kick off with some details on our four selected horses at Epsom, with a full set of tips from the six-race card at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget to check out the full racecard, results and live odds in Planet Sport's racing live centre.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)


14:45 (Epsom) Chief Little Rock

Chief Little Rock can head home to Ireland with his Classic prospects enhanced by winning the Betfred Blue Riband Trial at Epsom.

The Galileo colt ran four times as a juvenile, finishing second on debut when beaten by half a length before returning to the same track at Leopardstown to win a similar contest next time out.

Aidan O’Brien’s charge was then runner-up in the Group Two Beresford Stakes at Curragh, after which he filled the same spot in the Group Three Autumn Stakes at Newmarket.

There he was beaten by Godolphin’s Ancient Wisdom, who subsequently went on to win the Futurity Trophy at Doncaster.

That form makes him the obvious candidate when he starts off his campaign at Listed level over an extended mile and a quarter that should bring about further improvement.


15:20 (Epsom) Felix

Marco Botti’s Felix can strike in the Lilley Plummer Risks City & Suburban Handicap.

The Chestnut Gelding caused a ruckus when refusing to go to post last time out at Lingfield, but prior to that he was picking up plenty of money on the all-weather.

Therefore it has been some time since he ran on turf, but if agreeing to run his race he could tap into some form on the grass under Oisin Murphy.


15:55 (Epsom) Hope You Can Run

Hope You Can Run looks to return from his off-season break with a bang in the Weatherbys Global Stallions App Great Metropolitan Handicap.

Charlie Johnston's four-year-old was in strong form last season, with a second at Newmarket over this trip and a win at Catterick in a lower level one mile and four furlong handicap. 

If he can reach the levels that he showed last season in his first run of 2024 then he should be in the mix. 


16:30 (Epsom) Involvement

Simon and Ed Crisford’s Involvement catches the eye in the Weatherbys Digital Solutions Novice Stakes.

The Lope De Vega colt won by a comfortable four lengths on debut at Redcar in September, then he was beaten by just a neck in a Newcastle all-weather novice.

There were three subsequent winners behind him across those two runs and he looks poised to start his season on the right foot.


Epsom selections in full:

Epsom: 14:10 Night On Earth, 14:45 Chief Little Rock, 15:20 Felix, 15:55 Hope You Can Run, 16:30 Involvement, 17:05 Invincible Aura.

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